Fidalga 727 / Triptyque


Architects: Triptyque – Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud e Olivier Raffaelli
Location: Sao Paulo,
Project Chief Architect: Bruno Simões
Client: Idea Zarvos / Movimento Um
Contractor: CPA Engenharia & Construções
Structure: Esteng Estrutural Engenharia
Hydraulics and electrics: Gera serviços de engenharia
Windows: Arqmate Consultoria de Esquadrias
Lightning: Companhia de Iluminação
Locksmithing: Irmãos Farias
Project area: 2,778 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2010
Photographs: Fran Parente

AD Classics: Kaufmann House / Richard Neutra

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One of the most important architects of the 20th Century, yet often overlooked, has been on the forefront of modern residential architecture.  After moving to the United States from Vienna, Austria in 1923, Neutra worked with Frank Lloyd Wright and Rudolf Schindler until 1930 when he started his own practice.  One of Neutra’s several iconic projects is the Kaufmann House in Palm Springs, .  Completed between 1946-1947, the Kaufmann House was a vacation home for Edgar J. Kaufmann Sr. and his family to escape the harsh winters of the northeast.

More on the Kaufmann House after the break.

Apartment in Paris / Pascal Grasso Architectures

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The program was simple a private client, an apartment in the center of , with a large terrace. The architects were challenged with connecting the apartment with the terrace. The result is a large volume that opens directly on the terrace, and it is the main space of floor as well as the entry room. The bedrooms are rearranged on the first level to accomodate the living space and terrace.

Architects: Pascal Grasso Architectures
Location: Paris,
Assistants: Damien Descamps – Juliano Bottari
General Contractor: Bane-Déco
Carpenter: Art etconfort
Project Area: 280 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Nicolas Dorval-Bory

BSA Headquarters / Höweler + Yoon Architecture


The Boston Society of Architects plans to move from its current location on 52 Broad Street to a new space at Atlantic Wharf, as part of a major transformation of the 1867 institution. As part of an open design competition, the BSA selected Höweler + Yoon Architecture’s proposal entitled: Slipstream Public Exchange. Images of the proposal, a fly through video and an architects description after the break.

BV House / Biselli + Katchborian architects

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Architects: Biselli + Katchborian architects
Location: Sao Paulo,
Designers: Mario Biselli, Artur Katchborian
Project team: Tais Cristina da Silva, André Biselli Sauaia, Fernanda Castilho, Marcela Ernani
Project area: 520 sqm
Project year: 2006 – 2008
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Re-Development of the Former Hospital/ the New Housing City / ATENASTUDIO + 3TI PROGETTI ITALIA + KREJ ENGINEERING

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ATENASTUDIO, along with 3TI PROGETTI ITALIA and KREJ ENGINEERING shared with us their proposal for the International Design Competition for the Re-Development of the Former Hospital in , Italy. More images and architect’s description after the break.

Median Berms / Endemic Architecture

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Clark Thenhaus, of Endemic Architecture has shared with Arch Daily his design for a gateway to the Art Center. While the project has been canceled, we felt the design was still worth sharing to our readers. Follow after the break for additional renderings, diagrams and a description from the architect.

WOW Sendai / Upsetters Architects

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Architects: Upsetters Architects
Location: Sendai, Miyagi,
Project area: 188 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Yusuke WakabayashI

Ellis Residence / Coates Design

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Perched high upon Yeomalt Bluff, the Ellis Residence enjoys a commanding 180-degree view of Puget Sound and the Seattle skyline. The owners requested that the residence be sustainable, and the resulting design by Coates Design is the first LEED Platinum home outside the city of Seattle.  Follow the break for more photographs and drawings.

Architects: Coates Design
Location: , Washington,
General Contractor: Smallwood Design and Construction
Landscape Architect: Outdoor Studio
Structural Engineering: Quantum Consulting Engineers
Mechanical Engineer: Sound Mechanical
Interior Designer: All in the Details
Project Area: 2,560 sqf
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Roger Turk/Northlight Photography

Video: Musealization of the Archaeological Site of Praça Nova of São Jorge Castle by JLCG Arquitectos

Once again, shared with us this beautiful video of the Musealization of the Archaeological Site of Praça Nova of São Jorge Castle designed by portuguese architect João Luís Carrilho da Graça to preserve some archaeological discoveries – Iron Age settlement, Mediaeval Muslim occupation and a Fifteenth Century Palace – found in 1996. You can check the complete project material on our previous article, over here.

Green Hill / Tengiz Alaverdashvili


Lappset Group Oy has awarded the first prize of their international design competition for 3 Generations to Tengiz Alaverdashvili’s proposal “Green Hill”. His simplistic approach to a multi-generational, universal park space created a design that relies solely on its users for program, allowing for a inviting, relaxing atmosphere. Additional images and the architects description after the break.

European Workshop Waterfront Urban Design 2011

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As in 2010, in 2011 there will be an edition of EWWUD (European Workshop Waterfront Urban Design).

ULHT (Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias) will organize an international workshop on the theme of waterfront design (European Workshop Waterfront Urban Design) EWWUD. The workshop is coordinated by Pedro Ressano Garcia.

This event will take place between 27 March and 9 April 2011, in Lisbon, , and has several international specialists in nine foreign universities.

The following universities will participate:
Zachodniopomorski Uniwersytet Technologiczny Wszczecinie – ZUT / Poland
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
/ Netherlands
Hafen City University Hamburg
/ Germany
University of California Berkeley
Aristotele University of Thessaloniiki Faculty of Engineering School of Architecture
/ Greece
Universite de Paris La Sorbonne
/ France
Politecnico di Milano Facolta di Architettura e Societa Diap Dipartimento di Architettura e Pianificazion
/ Italy
Gazi Üniversitesi
/ Turkey

For more informations, visit EWWUD’s website here.

Desiderata Alternative High School / Jones Studio

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Jones Studio was selected in 2004 to design a new space for the special Desiderata Alternative Program. This 125 student school is dedicated to helping teens with emotional disorders attain a high school education as well as learn basic life skills. Moving the school from a 1920’s historic building, “Desi” would be relocated into an industrial building. The 30,000 sqf program entailed a complete build-out after gutting the entire interior. A wide variety of program elements from administrative offices, classrooms, food preparation, therapy areas, and fitness rooms are arranged for optimal function within the existing shell.

The architects chose to add exterior planted courtyards within the existing building’s walls in order to create outdoor classrooms and bring in natural light. Eight-foot square skylights take advantage of the industrial building’s high, wood roof structure to distribute natural light to multiple classroom clerestories. Colored glazing and a variety of paint colors de-institutionalize the building and create a rich, varied learning environment for the children.

Architects: Jones Studio Inc.
Location/Address: , , USA
Principal-In-Charge: Neal Jones
Lead Designer: Eddie Jones
Project Manager: Rob Viergutz
Job Captain: Aaron Forbes
Contractor/CMAR: Sun Eagle Corporation
Landscape Architect: Chris Winters
Cost Consultant: Adriana Crnjac
Civil Engineering: George Evans
M&P Engineering: Peter Kunka
Specifications: Norm Littler
Structural Engineering: Mark Rudow
Electrical Engineering: Doug Woodward
Client: Phoenix Union High School District
Project Area: 30,000 sqf
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Bill Timmerman

A101 Urban Block Competition proposal / Onat Öktem and Ziya Imren

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Architects Onat Öktem and Ziya Imren shared with us their proposal for the A101 Urban Block City International Architectural Competition in , Russia. More images and architect’s description after the break.

Serial Architecture – Systems of Multiplicities / Rocker-Lange

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Rocker-Lange architects shared with us the release of their research project, Serial Architecture – Systems of Multiplicities, which was also part of the exhibit “Quotidian Architectures” in the Pavillion at the Venice Biennale 2010. The project, accompanied by a 400+ book, rethinks quotidian architecture in , a city with an average density of over 6,300 people per square kilometer. More images and architect’s description after the break.

AD Classics: Getty Center / Richard Meier & Partners Architects

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The Getty Center occupies a narrow, hilly stretch high above the San Diego Freeway in Los Angeles California. Jutting southward from the Santa Monica Mountains, the museum’s acropolis-like stature affords spectacular views over the city, the mountains and the ocean.

More on the Getty Center by Richard Meier & Partners Architects after the break.

Decathlon Roeselare / BURO II & ARCHI+I

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Architects: BURO II & ARCHI+I
Location: Roeselare, Belgium
Project area: 4,000 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Buro II & ARCHI+I

Garage & Garden Facilities / Nuno Castro


This site originally was filled with a volume that lacked a clear form and was slicing the property and surrounding garden areas into unusable spaces. The pre-existing garage was removed and a new design was proposed focusing on leisure, gardening, and storage, along with uniting the previously disjointed spaces.

Architect: Nuno Castro
Location: Barcelos,
Project Year: 2007-2008
Photographs: Nuno Castro